Do you know how to make polvorones? Do you know what polvorones are?


Polvorones are traditional Spanish cookies that are made with a few simple ingredients. They are similar in texture to shortbread cookies and are enjoyed during the Christmas festive season.

Children enjoy making polvorones because they are relatively easy to make and require minimal ingredients. The dough can be easily rolled into small balls and baked into cookies, which makes them a fun activity for kids to participate in. Additionally, the finished cookies are delicious and make a great treat to share with friends and family.

With this recipe, you’ll find the ingredients in Spanish, but the instructions in English

How to make polvorones: A recipe for traditional Spanish cookies



227 grams unsalted Mantequilla, softened

125 grams confectioners’ Azúcar

280 grams all-purpose Harina

60 grams finely ground Almendras

5 grams Extracto de vainilla


Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the Mantequilla and confectioners’ Azúcar until smooth.

Add the Harina, ground Almendras, and Extracto de vanilla to the Mantequilla mixture and mix until well combined.

Roll the dough into small balls and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until they are lightly golden.

Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Dust the cookies with additional confectioners’ Azúcar before serving.

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

We hope you enjoy this recipe for how to make polvorones, they’re fun to make together, and you can learn some new Spanish words!


P.S. Did you guess the Spanish ingredients correctly?


Extracto de vanilla






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